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Grow it Forward!

Visitors Center Joseph Medill Room

9:00 am – 11:00 am

No charge with paid parking; registration recommended

We are entering our 8th year of this program at Cantigny.  Our goal is to encourage our participants in this program to help grow those in need in their own individual communities.  Growing your own tasty veggies is a worthwhile endeavor–but not everyone may have access to the materials to do so…How can you help?  Come join us at this event and be inspired to help others.  Our greenhouses at Cantigny have grown a variety tomato and pepper plants.  We will give away 2 tomato plants and 2 pepper plants to each individual who is committed to share one (or more) of the plants, or share the produce from the plants–or even share the knowledge or growing space with a neighbor in their community who may not have the resources to do it on their own.  Growing plants with others in your community is not only fun but a great learning opportunity for everyone.

The program will start with growing basics for both tomato and pepper plants.  We’ll also go over a list of the varieties available to choose from–then each person will get to pick their plants and go home and hopefully get ready to Grow it Forward!